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Offline Kevin_H

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HMS Guernsey......in Guernsey
« on: 29 December 2020, 21:38:22 »
So......new member, new hobby!
Father Christmas saw fit to deliver a Deans HMS Guernsey to my home in St Peter Port.  I’ve been looking at the model online for some time, understood it to be a reasonable “first kit” and, after some heavy hints it would seem my good wife got the message.
Having opened the box I must say I was a bit daunted.  A read of the instructions and a browse of the photo CD and I feel a bit calmer now.  I hope to make a start early in the new year.  As a newbie, Will undoubtedly have questions....watch this space.
Happy new year to all.
Kevin

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Re: HMS Guernsey......in Guernsey
« Reply #1 on: 30 December 2020, 10:46:50 »
Welcome. Do you intend to motorize the ship or simply use as a static model. Either way you will need to study carefully the plan and all the pictures available. There is also the forum where can use the experiences of members who have already built the ship, there photos will prove invaluable.
All the best in your new adventure.

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Re: HMS Guernsey......in Guernsey
« Reply #2 on: 30 December 2020, 11:39:32 »

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one on the site in the past threads
http://www.deansmarine.co.uk/index.php?topic=513.0

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Re: HMS Guernsey......in Guernsey
« Reply #3 on: 30 December 2020, 17:28:23 »
Pegasus - thanks for your welcome.  The boat will be motorized and r/c.

Ron - cheers. I’ve been browsing the forum for a while and have read that thread many times  :smiley1:.  Shame there aren’t more.....

Kevin

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Re: HMS Guernsey......in Guernsey
« Reply #4 on: 31 December 2020, 10:41:09 »
Hi
 there are couple on the modelboatmayhem site,
https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,65676.msg701073.html#msg701073 model boats magazine published a review of the kit 3 years ago
 as did Marine Modelling approx 4 years ago
hope it helps

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Re: HMS Guernsey......in Guernsey
« Reply #5 on: 02 January 2021, 12:26:21 »
Thanks Ron

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Re: HMS Guernsey......in Guernsey
« Reply #6 on: 11 January 2021, 15:10:23 »
Hi
About to take the plunge and order running gear for my HMS Guernsey.  Going with 6v Nimh battery and multi-charger from Deans.  Have been recommended Kyte motor but of course there are several variants.  Anyone have thoughts as to which is the better option? 
As for ESC, are they much of a muchness?  Thinking of the ESC10, again on Deans site.
Finally, I think I'm going to hang on to the kit prop tube unless anyone has strong feelings to the contrary BUT I think I should replace the kit white metal prop with a brass one.  Other than 4 blade, I know nothing of what size and pitch is appropriate for Guernsey.  Once again, would appreciate the views of those who have been here before.
Many thanks
Kevin

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Re: HMS Guernsey......in Guernsey
« Reply #7 on: 11 January 2021, 16:15:37 »
The HMS Guernsey was not fast so a motor with low revs would be ideal, a Raboesch Type D four bladed, Batteries are personal choice mine would be a 7.2 lipo battery hope this helps

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Re: HMS Guernsey......in Guernsey
« Reply #8 on: 13 January 2021, 13:25:13 »
Thanks for the pointers Pegasus.  I have since spoken to Deans and put through an order for what I thought I needed.  A couple of items were gently corrected  :grin1:

My first personal dealings with Deans (my wife ordered the model), but I must say they couldn't have been more helpful.  It's comforting to know there are people  in the shop, and on the forum, happy to help us newbies.

Kevin